2024 Employer Summit – An Overview

“Unlocking Potential: Leveraging Employer Leadership for Immigrant’s Economic Inclusion.” On March 26, 2024, the Annual Employer Council of Champions Summit engaged 100 senior executives, human resources professionals and stakeholders from private, public and non-profit sectors in a discussion on the theme “Unlocking Potential: Leveraging Employer Leadership for Immigrant’s Economic Inclusion.” This was set around Canada’s … Read More

Help Wanted: Recruiting Immigrant Talent in a Tightening Labour Market.

Long before the pandemic, several sectors were experiencing skills shortages. In fact, access to skilled talent was one of the top three challenges of doing business highlighted in the Ottawa Board of Trade’s Business Growth Survey in 2019. Today, as we emerge from the pandemic and businesses ramp up their operations, there are signals everywhere … Read More

Immigration to Ottawa is expected to grow exponentially

Are you ready to reach and recruit diverse talent for your organization? Newcomers to Ottawa – both international migrants and those coming from other Canadian cities – will account for 86.5% of population growth by 2036.[1] Last year, despite the pandemic and frequent border closures, Ottawa still welcomed over 6,000 immigrants. With federal immigration targets … Read More

7 tips for onboarding immigrant employees in a virtual work setting

The pandemic has accelerated existing trends in remote work and it is expected that this trajectory will continue as more companies adapt to flexible and virtual work arrangements. Over the last year, many organizations have learned that it is not always a simple and seamless process to shift business functions and practices online. Activities that … Read More

Building Back Better with a Diverse Workforce

A culturally diverse workforce can be your organization’s competitive advantage to building back better post COVID-19 – here’s how. The world of work as we knew it has changed drastically, bringing with it a host of new challenges for employers globally – and locally in Ottawa. Businesses have adapted quickly, moving services online, shifting to … Read More

#ImmigrantsWork: Mobilizing Toward Action

Following the successful launch of the #ImmigrantsWork campaign in May, Hire Immigrants Ottawa co-hosted a second Twitter chat on July 15, 2020 to continue our national effort to crowdsource best practices for the inclusion of immigrant talent in Canadian workplaces. These practices include strategies, tips and resources to support Canadian businesses to tap into the … Read More

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